Define a ManDefine for me a man
Tell me what he can't and can
Tell me of his appearance, how he looks
And show me where it's stated in books
What makes a boy a man in truth?
What test must he pass to show proof
Of his strength and maturity
Of his resolve and purity
What does a man do that makes him so?
Is a man all the wiser, what secrets does he know?
When does this metamorphosis occur?
Is it easily seen or is the transition a blur?
You can't tell the difference between the two
When the definition is so askew
Call me a boy, call me a man
But no matter what I'll do all I can
Secrets, Secrets are no funLeft out in the street
Looking in through the window
Looking up from their feet
Standing in the shadow
No more clever rhymes
No miscellaneous metaphors
These aren't old times
I'll be blunt from here after
Being left out isn't fun
Being lost in your friends words
Is like being shunned
Left with all your questions unheard
Secrets cause gaps
"Need to know" leaves you apart
Telling secrets is like setting traps
You're bound to get a broken heart
If it's not worth everyone's ears
Then keep it inside
If it can't be held away from common peers
Then prepare for it to go worldwide
LullabyDon't need music tonight
Don't want any light
Not going to talk, not going to cry
I just want my lullaby
It's a tall glass of peace
Makes all thoughts cease
It's a blanket when you're cold
A friend that'll never grow old
Sit down and have a taste
My lullaby will slow my pace
Makes me forget all my mistakes
Makes me release the brake
When all are gone, my lullaby stays
Bringing relaxation and better days
And if I were to die
I'd be happy that I did it with my lullaby
Measuring LifeHow do you measure life?
Is it the moments of joy?
The periods of pain?
The loves found and lost?
Do you look at the amount of time
Spent smiling at the world?
Spent in the arms of another?
With caring friends around?
By those moments of uncanny courage?
The nights of sorrowful regret?
The truths discovered over the years?
How can you put a value on life?
Where'd They Go?Nothing can hurt more
Than the feeling of being thrown to the floor
Like some used up toy
Like all your friends were a ploy
They moved on with ease
Like to them you were a disease
While your life stops in place
And you can't hold your face
You just want to breakdown
But if you do you'll drown
In all those sorrowful memories
When your friends were a tease
Your heart just skips a beat
When you admit defeat
And accepted that they've moved on
Before you can cry out they're gone
Left there to wallow in thought
Sitting there wondering what brought
On this sudden change in relation
Leaving you in devastation
Trying to HideBottled all inside
Never letting anyone know
Is it fear or pride
That you refuse to let it show
Pushing on with pain filled eyes
Silly child thinking no one will see
Thinking no one can see you cry
Thinking that no one knows what it's like to be
In pain over the love you found
Unsure of what is to come
Silently suffering with everyone around
Perpetually stuck in a slump
But truth be told we all know what it is to be
On the edge and about to break
We've all got those memories
That bring back the scars of past mistakes
There's no point in suffering all alone
When there are those who will help you
No point in going on, all on your own
Without help it'll be hard to make it through
You said go, thus I wentWhat do you want from me?
What possible request do you seek?
Was it not enough to strip me for all to see?
Was it not enough to throw me off the peak?
I loved you but now it's done
Please just bite the tip of this gun
Let me pull the trigger and release
Ending my pain and starting my peace
Go forth from my life and never return
For if you do I'll make sure you burn
Burn like all those other memories
And cease to be
Our time was fun while it was there
But now that it's over I couldn't care
Less for your criticism and needs
Or your pains and pleads
You didn't want me so I got up and went
Now you're missing all the days that we spent
Hand in hand, caring for each other
It wasn't my fault you left me for another
Heart on my sleeveI wear my heart on my sleeve
Cause I believe
That if they truly care
Then they would never dare
To take a shot at me
To hurt anything they see
In my heart
And how I can be easily taken apart
My heart will stay right on my sleeve
Until you can conceive
The pain I'm willing to endure
To have you all in my arms forevermore
Hearts Won't LieCannot lie anymore
I must accept what I try to abhor
I love to love and that is all
I love all that I see and saw
I may turn my heart away
But it will come around the next day
To hate is not in my being
Loving all is so freeing
My heart aches for all who pain
My heart loves with the greatest flame
I may say one thing but my heart will not lie
I will always be there to hold you when you cry
Whether you've been my greatest friend
Or turned out to be the worst person in the end
I love you and all that you are
And will continue to do so even from afar